Jumping skis: Because of the precise nature of the sport, typical ski length is measured by a mathematical formula: The jumper's height plus 46% of the jumper's height. So a skier who is 178cm (5ft 10in) will use a custom-made ski that is 260cm long (178cm + 82cm).
Each jumper has a cord which attaches the ski to the boot. The cord detaches itself from the ski if the jumper falls to minimize the risk of injury.
Suit, helmet, goggles: Apart from the skis, the jumper's other key piece of kit is his suit.It is made from a thick, spongy material which fills with air mid-flight to increase hang time and distance. Competitors also wear a light protective helmet, ski goggles and leather gloves.
Every child is welcome to try the sport no matter how old he or she is. However, recommended to start ski jumping between ages 8-12 in order to achieve desirable results and have a smooth progression in skill acquisition.
We are running about three to four big events a year for the grass roots level ski jumpers. All of the events take place at Canada Olympic Park. We also offer a trip to Park City, Utah for more experienced ski jumpers to test their abilities against their rivals in the Park City Ski Jumping Club.
Our schedule is very flexible and we try to implement an individual approach within the team structure. We will build up your own schedule if it is needed.
Our ski hoppers team trains from 6-8pm. during the week and from 9.30am. – 1.30pm. every Saturday. In average a member of the team attends three days a week.
The current winter 2013/2014 program begins Dec 2 nd extends through to March 15, 2014. The $1100 fee for the winter session includes training, coaching, off venue facility costs and transportation on short haul trips including Canmore or Bragg Creek. Also included is the use of equipment (jumping skis, jumping suit, boots, bindings as well as XC skis, XC boots, bindings and poles).
Yes. Altius Nordic Ski Club in conjunction with Winsport Canada runs summer camp programs during summer time. Please contact Altius Nordic Ski Club at www.altiusnordicskiclub.org/services for details.
Programs run year round, new jumpers can start at any time. Contact Wesley Savill at (403) 540-7952 or email@example.com.
Equipment is included with the fees. Altius provides necessary equipment for the athletes to use in the program for both ski jumping and nordic skiing. Including boots (jumping and nordic), skis (both jumping and nordic), poles (nordic), helmet (jumping), jumping suit.
Depending on a skier skill level in average a beginner ski jumper progresses onto the K-18 meter ski jump (the smallest ski jump at COP) within a week.
Ski jumping is rated the second safest of all snow sports as reported by the International Ski Federation (FIS) who is the governing body for all snow sports worldwide. FIS tracks injuries for elite athletes in six disciplines. Ski jumping comes out as the SECOND SAFEST of all, cross-country ranking as the safest. Every sport involves some risk. Modern ski jumps are contoured for a jumper to experience a safe flight and landing. Jumpers begin learning fundamentals on the small jump and will move up from the K-18 meter hill size to the K-38.